SM7LCB, Microwave Summary 2017Last updated 6 January 2018.
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The year 2017 was a good and bad. Nice that I was activating 144 MHz with my QRP station.
Good to have a band there it's easy to get new squares now when it's difficult on the microwave bands.
I'm also pleased with the activity on 1296 MHz there I now have come to 130 squares!
The higher bands was very disappointment and shall I continue on 3400 MHz?
Todo list still the same...
- 144 MHz, want to add preamp and add a power amplifier.
- 1296 MHz, want to build new transverter with more output power and mounted near antenna.
- 2320 MHz, want to build new transverter with more output power and mounted near antenna.
- 3400 MHz, want to improve connection between antenna and transverter.
- 10368 MHz, want to build new transverter together with 24 GHz using 0.6 meter offset dish
When will 6 cm station be ready?!?
This year I was active with my QRP station and having fun! Even with this minor station I was able to get many nice QSO.
But maybe KST-gain factor sometimes helped but many QSO was also done without that gain factor.
Still a PA up to 100 W level would be nice to have, my current 1-3W is bit low. But antenna is okay but small 6 el.
Low activity before so easy to get new squares!
20170307 2134 OK1TEH JO70FD CW TR JO70 #40
20170307 2152 SO3Z JO82LJ CW TR JO82 #41
20170307 2156 SN2DX JO93AI CW TR JO93 #42
20170801 1740 SK6QA JO58UB CW TR JO58 #43
20170905 1831 SP2FRY JO83WR CW TR JO83 #44
20170905 1845 SP1JNY JO73GL CW TR JO73 #45
20170905 1851 SM1FMT JO96BW CW TR JO96 #46
20171205 1922 SF6F JO67QS CW TR JO67 #47
20180102 1908 OZ8PG JO66EC CW TR JO66 #48
Some good activity this year but not so many QSO to south and southwest as it can be but I'm very happy to get
SM2CEW in the logbook as square number 130, it was more or less 2 year since a got number 129.
20170928 1540 SM2CEW KP15CR CW KP15 #130
Nice with ONE new square and ONE new DXCC on this band in the same QSO!
20170304 1643 OM3KII JN88UU CW TR JN88 #47 OM #13
On 3400 MHz we still on special license in Sweden but way have it???
Not many QSO and my station seem not working well on this band.
Bad activity from my side or was conds bad?